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Please help, how much lower is blood pressure supposed to be for teens?

Please help, how much lower is blood pressure supposed to be for teens?

Varies: Normal blood pressure ranges for children and adolescents vary based on height and weight percentiles, with 16 year olds nearing the suggested adult pressures (less than 120/80). For a full chart based on height and weight check out the following website: http://www.Nhlbi.Nih.Gov/guidelines/hypertension/child_tbl.Pdf. ...Read more

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Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
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Blood Pressure (Definition)

Blood pressure is a measurement of the force placed on the blood vessels and is comprised of the "systolic" pressure (the top number on a blood pressure meter) which is the peak pressure when the heart is pumping, and the "diastolic" pressure (the bottom number on a blood pressure meter) which is the pressure during the resting phase ...Read more


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How long is it supposed to it take for high blood pressure meds to work?

How long is it supposed to it take for high blood pressure meds to work?

Soon: Most times a good response can be achived in 1 week if the correct medicnes are for the patient. Some patients will need more than one medicines and many trials and doctor visits. ...Read more

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How long will it take for a diuretic to lower high blood pressure?

How long will it take for a diuretic to lower high blood pressure?

Time diuretic effect: In general a diuretic will lower the BP within 2 weeks if your BP is diuretic responsive. This will depend on how much salt you eat as well. I recommend trying the DASH eating plan see check list to test if your BP is diet sensitive first.Takes only 2 weeks but check with your team or consult me for more details. ...Read more

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How can i be more healthy?now, my blood pressure is 100/70

How can i be more healthy?now, my blood pressure is 100/70

Diet, exercise,happy: A healthy diet is essential for good health- the basis should be fruits & veggies. See http://tinyurl.com/ktampgg A quality multivit. is also wise. Minimize exposure to environmental toxins. Being happy is essential! This involves doing work you enjoy, helping others, having good relationships & a spiritual connection. Reduce stress- meditation helps. Also stay physically active. BP is fine. ...Read more

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When training how high blood pressure is Okey? How high does it have to be before you would be concerned for the aorta?

When training how high blood pressure is Okey? How high does it have to be before you would be concerned for the aorta?

Exercise: If you have no family history of aneurysm and don't have hypertension and also no connective tissue diseases, then I wouldn't be concerned unless your blood pressure with exercise was consistently higher than 160/90. ...Read more

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Is 133/60 is high blood pressure for a 13 yo kid? And how to treat it momentarily anyway

Is 133/60 is high blood pressure for a 13 yo kid? And how to treat it momentarily anyway

Systolic : Systolic BP elevated, i would wonder if teen is big & BP cuff too small for his arm was used, it would give falsely high reading. If the teen had ingested an energy drink/caffeinated beverage prior to the reading, the systolic reading would be falsely high. If these are present, i would suggest abstaining from these substances, & repeating measurement with appropriate size cuff, no caffeine. ...Read more

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How long should it take for a diuretic to lower blood pressure?

How long should it take for a diuretic to lower blood pressure?

Few days: It usually takes several days to see a consistent effect on your blood pressure. Most diuretics lower the blood pressure by 6-10 mmhg. ...Read more

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How hard is it to get stable blood pressure control with just one medicine?

How  hard is it to get stable blood pressure control with just one medicine?

Can be done: It is possible with isolated high blood pressure to control it with one medication but it has to be the right drug and at the correct dose. Most of the time other medications are given because the first drug is not fully utilized, or other medical conditions are better treated with adding the other drugs as well. ...Read more

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How much alcohol is safe to have if you are on medication for high blood pressure and angina?

How much alcohol is safe to have if you are on medication for high blood pressure and angina?

Be temperate: Alcohol can interfere with many prescription medications (ask your doctor, it depends on which medicines you are taking). However, if used in moderation (up to 3 - 5 drinks/week), there isn't harm, and actually there may be a slight health benefit! be temperate. ...Read more

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How risky is it for my blood glucose level to be in the 500's?

How risky is it for my blood glucose level to be in the 500's?

Extremely dangerous: A blood glucose level this high could be very dangerous, and it could send you into a state called diabetic ketoacidosis with a blood glucose level this high, one should see immediate medical attention, most likely in an emergency room. ...Read more

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How dangerous is it to have low blood pressure?

How dangerous is it to have low blood pressure?

Hypotension: Hypotension can cause organ underperfusion, weakness, fatigue, lightheadedness, dizziness and dysfunction of the kidneys and other organs. If without symptoms can also be ok. It depends on how low the pressure is. ...Read more

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Is it bad for you to be on blood pressure medicine for years?

Is it bad for you to be on blood pressure medicine for years?

No, if......: Being on blood pressure medication for years is not bad if you are being treated for high blood pressure. What is bad is having untreated high blood pressure for years. Check with your doctor, and check your blood pressure regularly. ...Read more

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How many hours of workout is needed to get your blood pressure lower?

How many hours of workout is needed to get your blood pressure lower?

See a doctor: High blood pressure has to be treated by a specialist don't rely on unconfirmed or uninformed advice blood pressure is called a silent killer ! ...Read more

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How high and low does your blood pressure have to get to where its considered dangerous?

How high and low does your blood pressure have to get to where its considered dangerous?

It's not the numbers: A normal BP is less than or equal to 135 on top and 85 on bottom. The lower, the better unless you're dizzy or passing out. Some very healthy people normally run a BP of 80-90 on the top number and that's fine. High bps increase long term risk. Very high bps (like >200/>110) that are also associated with symptoms like chest pain, breathlessness or confusion are considered an emergency. ...Read more

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My mom has nape pain due to high blood pressure. How do you lower BP on the spot? And is it okay to sleep when her BP is high?

My mom has nape pain due to high blood pressure. How do you lower BP on the spot? And is it okay to sleep when her BP is high?

Agree w Dr. Koch: There is an acupuncture protocol that can safely and quickly lower blood pressure. However, for lasting results look to appropriate medications, exercise, healthy weight, healthy nutrition, etc. ...Read more

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How long should someone take blood presure medication? What is the difference between exforge and exforge htc? And for how long should some one be takten it. Should they continue even if the BP goes down to normal?

How long should someone take blood presure medication? What is the difference between exforge and exforge htc? And for how long should some one be takten it. Should they continue even if the BP goes down to normal?

2 or 3 ingredients: Exforge is a combo of amlodipine and valsartan. Exforge hct (amlodipine and hydrochlorothiazide and valsartan) is the same plus hydrochlorothiazide. One needs lifetime BP control. Whether with Exforge or different medicine: whatever it takes. If BP normalizes (let's say, with weight loss), then the medicine can be reduced or even stopped as long as BP stays normal. Let me add: Exforge is insanely expensive. There are far cheaper effective meds. ...Read more

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I feel weak, dizzy and faint. How easy is it for your blood sugar to drop below normal? Could that be the problem?

I feel weak, dizzy and faint. How easy is it for your blood sugar to drop below normal? Could that be the problem?

Dizziness: low blood pressure, low blood sugar, orthostatic hypotension, (Postural change in blood pressure), reactive hypogycemia, sudden drop in hear beat -vasovagal-all these can your symtoms. check with your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more